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Windows 7: replacing motherboard - mac address

28 Mar 2013   #1
rachel

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
replacing motherboard - mac address

I am going to replace my motherboard. I was wondering if when I do this my Mac address would also change. The new board will be the same module as the previous one..


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28 Mar 2013   #2
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, it will change if you`re using the network connection from the MB. Every network interface has it`s own mac address. It`s nothing to worry about.
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29 Mar 2013   #3
rachel

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Yes, it will change if you`re using the network connection from the MB

OK I am very new to all of this. I recently had a problem with some one who knew me using the network and my IP and Mac address to remotely spy on me. I have been doing allot of research but I believe in the long run I have only confused my self more. so at the expense of sounding completely stupid can you please explain to me the difference between the boards network and any other network. And maybe give me some insight as to how I can stop this from happening. my privacy has been completely invaded. HELP!!?????
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29 Mar 2013   #4
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Every network card or on board network port. Has it's own MAC address. No network card has the same address unless someone is MAC spoofing. Hope this answers your question
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30 Mar 2013   #5
rachel

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Every network card or on board network port. Has it's own MAC address. No network card has the same address unless someone is MAC spoofing. Hope this answers your question
OK so example, If I used my network then later used my friends network. My Mac address would remain the same in both because, my laptop has a network connection I would be using to log in to those individual networks. Is this correct?
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30 Mar 2013   #6
rachel

windows7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

If it helps at all this is what I do know about my situation. This person is using a third party application or program that needs the mac address of the computers being monitored remotely. He is taking screen shots of my computer. I have also noticed a few times that my webcam has been on and I did not turn it on. My emails have been gone through. It doesn't how many times I change my passwords. It still happens. I want to stop this some how .oh yeah I received a notice stating that my laptop was linked remotely with a device stating it was my laptop
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30 Mar 2013   #7
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Well for someone to do this isnt easy. If you have wpa encryption. You should use the longest pasword possible mix it up. Caps on and off, special char (eg @&%*!) also numbers. Also enable mac filtering on your router. For someone to access your network they still need the password. So they longer and stronger it is. It will take xvery long time
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